14 April 2014: 2ndQuadrant is proud to announce the release of
version 1.3.1 of Barman, Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL.
This minor release introduces support for concurrent backup using
physical file based copy through "rsync", in conjunction with
pgespresso, a new open source extension available for PostgreSQL 9.2
and 9.3. Concurrent backup allows database administrators that rely on
Barman, to finally offload backup operations to a streaming replicated
standby server, opening new important scenarios in disaster recovery
architectures of PostgreSQL 9.2+ database servers.
The "barman diagnose" command has been implemented to print important
information about the system and the configuration of Barman, allowing
users to provide detailed diagnostics data in case of support requests.
Version 1.3.1 fixes an important bug on recovery that was affecting only
those users having tablespaces created inside the PGDATA directory. This
behaviour was introduced in version 1.3.0.
Minor bugs have also been fixed.
Many thanks for funding towards the development of this release go to
For a complete list of changes, see the "Release Notes" section below.
- Added support for concurrent backup of PostgreSQL 9.2 and 9.3
servers that use the "pgespresso" extension. This feature is
controlled by the "backup_options" configuration option
(global/server) and activated when set to "concurrent_backup".
Concurrent backup allows DBAs to perform full backup operations from
a streaming replicated standby.
- Added the "barman diagnose" command which prints important
information about the Barman system (extremely useful for support
and problem solving)
- Improved error messages and exception handling interface
- Fixed bug in recovery of tablespaces that are created inside the
PGDATA directory (bug introduced in version 1.3.0)
- Fixed minor bug of unhandled -q option, for quiet mode of commands
to be used in cron jobs (bug introduced in version 1.3.0)
- Minor bug fixes and code refactoring
Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager) is an open source administration
tool for disaster recovery of PostgreSQL servers written in Python. It
allows your organisation to perform remote backups of multiple servers
in business critical environments and help DBAs during the recovery
phase. Barman’s most requested features include backup catalogues,
retention policies, remote backup and recovery, archiving and
compression of WAL files and backups. Barman is distributed under GNU
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